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Tall Paul

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Tall Paul last won the day on November 20 2015

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About Tall Paul

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  • Birthday 07/02/1973

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    Buderim QLD

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  1. Cost of events

    I still enjoy Ironman distance racing and living in SE Qld travel and accomodation is always needed wherever I choose to race. I only do one full race per year partly due to cost and then race locally for the other events - SC70.3, HB100, HOTW. Not that the races have ever been cheap but in the 5 years I have been doing them the value has certainly been stripped out of them. Small things like the net transition bags, numbered swim caps and the sit down events all made for a greater experience and made it all seem a bit more special. Throw in the misfortune of a cancelled swim in Busso this year and not sure I’ll be paying for another trip to WA anytime soon. Always feel I have a love hate relationship with Ironman - love the race but hate spending the $$$
  2. Imwa race day. Swim cancelled

    How does transferring race entry work and cost involved? Have already entered Port next year so the $200 off no use to me next year but wondering if worth entering Busso and then transferring to Cairns for 2019?
  3. Imwa race day. Swim cancelled

    I guess the weekend proved Anything Isn’t Possible
  4. Imwa race day. Swim cancelled

    I received an email this afternoon
  5. Imwa race day. Swim cancelled

    Did people who entered on site yesterday get the discount?
  6. Imwa race day. Swim cancelled

    Totally agree. For me this was not my first and won't be my last IM so I can live a bit easier with the decision. For the first timers though it must have been heartbreaking. I went to the Welcome Presentation on Friday evening and all the excitement is being generated for them - the talk, the videos - you can do this, come Sunday you will be an Ironman. This is what it is all about for people who are handing over their $800+ dollars to fulfill a dream. Yes you have a duty of care to ensure I don't get eaten by a shark but you also have a duty of care to make sure you are putting on events in locations where there is the least amount of risk of this situation occurring or a alternative course could be set up eg Noosa/Mooloolaba canals. As always Pete Murray did a great job all day but it was a pretty empty experience for a first timer to have still busted their balls on a 180k bike and 42k run to cross the line to hear the words "Great job out their today" - not quite the image they had through the weeks of training
  7. Imwa race day. Swim cancelled

    https://twitter.com/SLSWA?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author Lots of shark sightings in Geographe Bay in recent days and weeks - Dusnborough just west of Busso in particular Certainly would need to feel more positive about the ability to run the whole event in the future before I made the trip back Swims cancelled in both Busselton Ironman events this year is not encouraging
  8. Imwa race day. Swim cancelled

    Not true. It was 1 x 2m shark about 600m offshore. I heard the 7 shark rumour at the start area but that's all it was.
  9. IMWA 2017

    Five days out and not a single thread. Where is the love everyone? Heading over for the full distance from QLD on Thursday. Looks like warming up for the weekend. PJ on start list for the Pros Hope everyone feeling in good shape for the IM and 70.3. Cap and visor packed so hope to cross paths with a few trannies over the weekend
  10. Freight bike to Qld help pls?

    I use smartsend.com.au They search all the leading couriers to get you the best price
  11. 50% off everything Dare2Tri

    Anyone using their wetsuits? May be tempted to get a new one at 50% off so keen on feedback
  12. What nutrition do you use

    Water with High 5 electrolyte tabs for me too daily Use winner bars and gels - which are used on course at IM events plus taste good Science in Sport electrolyte drink on bike
  13. Aero Helmet

    Hey Zed - assuming that is also you in your profile pic? Do you put magpie seed in your left earlobe?
  14. Respecting the Race

    I'd say there is a big difference between not finishing because of injury or irreparable mechanical problems and DNFing because you aren't going to podium. The first is excusable but the second is not. It seems that some athletes make a habit of the latter too which wears a bit thin.
  15. This is what happened to Jan

    Much respect